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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Tentacular, Tentacular – an interactive story from the Cthulhu Mythos and Ars Technica

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interactive story tentacular, tentacular

Tentacular, Tentacular is a multiple-choice interactive story from Ars Technica in which you (yes, you!) can play the part of a private investigator who is (or will be) hard boiled, hard bitten, hard fried, hard nosed, or hardly married to a booth babe, all depending on what you (yes, you!) choose to do when confronted by a plot of creeping madness in a Las Vegas trade show. With an extra side of Elder Gods and bacon!

Along the way, you (yes, you!) may encounter eldritch beings like, well, Steve Ballmer, Sergey Brin, Alec Baldwin, and more, as you try to solve the mystery of why thousands of geeky conventioneers, all smelling faintly of bacon, are being driven totally insane by their unscheduled encounter with Cthulhu himself. Itself. Thing. Self. Thingself. Whatever.

And you may learn a new use for coaxial cables, too.

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

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A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Uira Engine (from the Raygun Gothic Rocketship) coming to Maker Faire

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The Uira Engine – that astonishing bit of retro futuristic flimflammery that powers the Raygun Gothic Rocketship – will be one of the objects shown by Alan Rorie and his co-conspirators at this year’s Maker Faire. Rorie’s shown here discussing the Engine at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

The Engine won’t be alone, but all we know so far is that there will be "some new work that I’ve not even posted about".

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

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A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Thrilling Tales and the schedule from Heck; athletic robot edition

Filed under Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, Works in Progress

robots on the lam!

Rusty here is possibly running like crazy because I’m about to start up the vacuum. Robots hate that. Except for those Roombas, anyhow: the alternative would be incredibly cruel. (Unless you’re reading this in syndication, you can click the image to see it embiggified.)

But no! I forgot. He’s running for a completely different reason, which Clockwork Book readers can look forward to learning sometime in July. I guess you could say I’m trying to keep up with him, or at least with something, since I’m running a little bit late in my Thrilling Tales schedule.

diner of the retro futureThat’s not actually a disaster or anything. The first crop of pages won’t run dry till early June, and I already have about ten more in the bank, so it’s not as though the story will pause. The deal is, I need to have about thirty-two unpublished pages ready to go before I can go back to Part Two of The Toaster With TWO BRAINS. So it just makes me nervous. You can ignore me, if you like. Most do.

At worst, I’ll get back to Two Brains a week or two after I’d planned.

It can be a difficult schedule, all right. The fact that I’m illustrating two stories at once means that for the time being Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual is a full time job. I guess that’ll be true for as long as I’m doing an interactive and a serial at the same time… so it’ll stay true, I suppose, at least until I’ve finished Part Three of The Toaster With TWO BRAINS. I have no idea what’ll happen after that; Thrilling Tales will then have a three-part interactive story and two completed serials. It’ll probably be time to regroup.

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

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A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Planet Express T-shirts!

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Planet Express
 
 
I just spotted these spiffy Planet Express tees over at Think Geek. My inner delivery boy wants one. If you, on the other hand, have an inner delivery girl (and who am I to judge?), rest assured that there’s a girly fitted tee, too.

Planet Express Babydoll

[tags]futurama, planet express, t shirts[/tags]

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
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